Social media has been a great tool to help share information about COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines throughout the pandemic, but this has also led to the spread of misinformation, which can cause confusion and vaccine hesitancy. Native youth and parents, young people, Tribal leaders, Tribal health departments, those Tribal public health professionals, and Tribal community members joined the AMA to ask any questions they might have about managing COVID-19 misinformation on social media to a subject matter expert.
The National Indian Health Board held the fourth webinar in the #ACTOFLOVE COVID-19 Webinar Series co-hosted with the Association of American Indian Physicians. This webinar addresses vaccine traumas and explains the science behind the development of COVID-19 vaccines.
This is the second part of the COVID-19 Ask Me Anything (AMA) series. AMA sessions are a type of informal interview in which the interviewee is open to questions from the public. This AMA is focused on knowledge sharing and helping Tribal communities dispel any myths about COVID-19 variants and vaccines.
NIHB hosted the third webinar in the #ACTOFLOVE COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar Series co-hosted with the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP). This webinar focused on FDA approval of COVID-19 vaccines, boosters, and the third shot for certain immunocompromised populations, as well as current information about the vaccines and vaccination for children under 12 years of age.
The second webinar in the #ACTOFLOVE COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar Series co-hosted with the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) focused on vaccinating American Indian and Alaska Native youth. Native youth across the country are getting a COVID-19 vaccine for various reasons — going back to school, playing sports, and protecting their family and communities. Attendees heard from an American Indian physician about the science and process behind the vaccines as well as a pharmacist and firsthand from a vaccinated Native youth on why he decided to get the shot.
On August 16, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB), hosted its first webinar in the #ACTOFLOVE COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar Series in partnership with the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) on the Delta variant which is now the predominant strain of COVID-19 circulating in Tribal communities. The new surge in cases is prompting Tribes to re-evaluate current public health measures like mask mandates and vaccine requirements. This webinar focused on knowledge sharing and helping Tribal communities plan and prepare for the increase in cases attributed to the Delta variant.
This webinar provided important information and education to American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) around post-COVID-19 symptoms, also known as long COVID-19 on new long COVID-19 research, treatment options, and how Tribal communities can support those experiencing long COVID-19 symptoms.
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) hosted the 2021 “Don’t Miss Your Shot: COVID-19 Youth” Summit virtually on Friday November 19, 2021. This summit provided opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth, their parents/caregivers, and those that work with AI/AN youth with the tools necessary to have effective COVID-19 vaccine conversations and to address vaccine misinformation. This Youth Summit is targeted towards AI/AN youth, parents/caregivers, and those that work with AI/AN youth.
In collaboration with the Northwest Tribal Dental Support Center, Dr. Sean Kelly presents on considerations in response to COVID-19. This is the second of two dental focused webinars in support of NIHB’s Project Firstline Infection Prevention and Control Learning Community.
Dr. Jessica Rickert and Dr. Shelton-Miller present Infection Control Measures for Dental Practice. This is the first of two dental webinars in support of NIHB’s Project Firstline Infection Prevention and Control Learning Community.
This webinar, in support of NIHB’s Project Firstline Infection Prevention and Control Learning Community. Dr. Chelsea White, Director, UNM Center for Rural and Tribal EMS presents on Emergency Medical Service providers’ response to COVID-19.
NIHB launches their Project Firstline Infection Prevention and Control Learning Community for healthcare workers. Dr. Bell from the CDC and Lt. Oluwabukola Akinsiku, Pharm.D.,BC-ADM, BCPS discuss how to minimize COVID-19 during Flu Vaccination.
NIHB hosted an informational call on Friday, October 30 to learn more about the Indian Health Service’s (IHS) COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccine Draft Plan which was released October 14. Agency representatives provided an overview of the plan, shared a summary of Tribal comments they have received on it, and outlined an expected timeline for finalizing the plan. Representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also joined the call to provide information on the process states are following to submit their vaccine plans, and an update on the progress to date.
During this webinar, David Stone with the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) provided participants with an overview on using the PHAB Standards and Measures as a framework for strengthening Tribal Public Health Agencies’ ability to work with laboratories on COVID-19 testing. Panelists from Pascua Yaqui Health Services, Osage Nation Health Services, and Tribal Diagnostics, an Oklahoma-based, Native-owned laboratory, shared the lessons they learned in developing strong relationships between Tribal Health Departments and laboratories, and how they will continue to bolster these relationships in preparing for future emergencies.
Labs and COVID National Webinar Slide Presentation
Learn more about Tribal Public Health Accreditation and performance improvement here.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Slide Presentation
Presented by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), National Indian Health Board (NIHB), The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), The Association of Immunization Managers, and the Institute for Vaccine Safety at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.